Select McLaughlin trainees drug free

Updated: September 6, 2011, 12:19 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- It was a quiet experiment begun by Kiaran McLaughlin with his 2-year-olds starting under the colors of Darley and Shadwell Stables.

Four times during the 2011 season at Saratoga Race Course, juvenile runners from the barn of the New York horseman went postward without anti-bleeder medication. One of them -- a Darley homebred named Alpha -- won.

There's so much talk of no Lasix, we decided not to run them on it until they need it

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